Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher

Jim Butcher (born 1971) is a New York Times best-selling author, who is best known for his contemporary fantasy book series The Dresden Files. He also writes the Codex Alera series. Jim Butcher grew up as the only son of his parents, and has two older sisters.

Jim Butcher is a martial arts enthusiast with fifteen years of experience in various styles including Ryukyu Kempo, Tae Kwon Do, Gojo Shorei Ryu, and a sprinkling of Kung Fu. He is a skilled rider and has worked as a summer camp horse wrangler and performed in front of large audiences in both drill riding and stunt riding exhibitions.

Jim enjoys fencing, singing, bad science fiction movies, and live-action gaming. He did live in Missouri, though now lives in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. He is engaged to Kitty Krell and has a son, James Junior (also an aspiring author), from his previous marriage to author Shannon Butcher.


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Edited Darkki November 24, 2022
Books by Jim Butcher
Storm Front (Dresden Files #1) 7.52   46
Fool Moon (Dresden Files #2) 7.16   37
Grave Peril (Dresden Files #3) 7.58   36
Summer Knight (Dresden Files #4) 7.86   34
Death Masks (Dresden Files #5) 7.70   30
Blood Rites (Dresden Files #6) 7.92   28
Furies of Calderon (The Codex Alera #1) 8.72   21
Dead Beat (Dresden Files #7) 8.84   26
Academ's Fury (The Codex Alera #2) 8.00   18
Wizard for Hire (The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #1) 7.00   3
Proven Guilty (Dresden Files #8) 8.20   25
Cursor's Fury (The Codex Alera #3) 9.06   15
Wizard by Trade (The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #2) N/A
Spider-Man: The Darkest Hours 4.00   1
Wizard at Large (The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #3) N/A
White Night (Dresden Files #9) 8.12   25
Captain's Fury (The Codex Alera #4) 8.78   14
Wizard Under Fire (The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #4) 4.00   1
Small Favor (Dresden Files #10) 8.12   25
Welcome to the Jungle 8.00   2
Backup (Dresden Files #10.4) 10.00   1
Princeps' Fury (The Codex Alera #5) 8.16   12
Mean Streets N/A
Turn Coat (Dresden Files #11) 8.54   22
First Lord's Fury (The Codex Alera #6) 9.18   11
Changes (Dresden Files #12) 9.04   24
Side Jobs (Dresden Files #12.5) 8.78   9
Ghost Story (Dresden Files #13) 8.00   18
Cold Days (Dresden Files #14) 7.94   16
Skin Game (Dresden Files #15) 8.16   12
Working for Bigfoot (Dresden Files #15.5) 8.50   2
The Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires #1) 8.80   5
Shadowed Souls 6.00   1
Brief Cases (Dresden Files #15.1) 7.50   2
Peace Talks (Dresden Files #16) 8.00   2
Battle Ground (Dresden Files #17) 8.50   2
Heroic Hearts 8.00   4
The Law (Dresden Files #17.5) 8.34   6

Speculative Fiction Novels (39)

(The Cinder Spires #3 of 3)
2025 | fantasy, steampunk | Release date TBA
(Dresden Files #19 of 19)
2023 | fantasy > urban fantasy | Release date TBA
(Dresden Files #18 of 19)
2023 | fantasy > urban fantasy | Release date TBA
(The Cinder Spires #2 of 3)
2023 | fantasy, steampunk | Release date TBA
(Dresden Files #17.5 of 19)
2022 | fantasy > urban fantasy

2022 | fantasy > urban fantasy, collection, short stories
(Dresden Files #17 of 19)
2020 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #16 of 19)
2020 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #15.1 of 19)
2018 | fantasy > urban fantasy, short stories
(The Cinder Spires #1 of 3)
2015 | fantasy, steampunk
(Dresden Files #15.5 of 19)
2015 | fantasy > urban fantasy, short stories
(Dresden Files #15 of 19)
2014 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #14 of 19)
2012 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #13 of 19)
2011 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #12.5 of 19)
2010 | fantasy > urban fantasy, short stories
(Dresden Files #12 of 19)
2010 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Codex Alera #6 of 6)
2009 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Dresden Files #11 of 19)
2009 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Codex Alera #5 of 6)
2008 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Dresden Files #10.4 of 19)
2008 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #10 of 19)
2008 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Codex Alera #4 of 6)
2007 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Dresden Files #9 of 19)
2007 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #4 of 4)
2007 | fantasy
(The Codex Alera #3 of 6)
2006 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Dresden Files #8 of 19)
2006 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #3 of 4)
2006 | fantasy
(The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #2 of 4)
2006 | fantasy
(Spider-Man)
2006 | science fiction
(The Codex Alera #2 of 6)
2005 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Dresden Files #7 of 19)
2005 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(The Dresden Files (omnibus editions) #1 of 4)
2005 | fantasy
(The Codex Alera #1 of 6)
2004 | fantasy > high fantasy
(Dresden Files #6 of 19)
2004 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #5 of 19)
2003 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #4 of 19)
2002 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #3 of 19)
2001 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #2 of 19)
2001 | fantasy > urban fantasy
(Dresden Files #1 of 19)
2000 | fantasy > urban fantasy

Comics and Anthology (3)


2016 | fantasy > urban fantasy, anthology

2009 | fantasy, anthology
(The Dresden Files (graphic novels))
2008 | fantasy, comics